Leading facilities management service provider 14forty, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has scooped a top industry award at the prestigious IWFM Impact Awards.
Celebrating outstanding best practice and ingenuity from the facilities management industry, the IWFM Impact Awards, held on 17 October, saw 14forty recognised as the standout winner in the Wellbeing category.
Judges recognised how the company has transformed its food offer by putting wellbeing at the heart of its restaurant menus, using plant-based and plant-forward dishes to improve employee health through better nutrition, alongside a wide range of initiatives to support colleague health and wellbeing.
The launch of Plantilicious, an entirely plant-based menu, in early 2021, proved to be a huge success with consumers ‘nudged’ into shifting their food choices through education, presentation and tasty recipes.
The work continued with a range of plant-forward options, traditional dishes given a plant-based twist by reducing meat content. This was accompanied by campaigns to give people more information about the food they buy with the introduction of Eco-labelling on each dish to encourage more informed choices based on the recipes’ carbon impact.
To widen the focus on wellbeing, 14forty also implemented further initiatives to enhance colleague health and wellbeing across all the services it supports, which include cleaning and security. Diversity and Inclusion programmes were central to this focus; advocating that people bring “their whole selves” to work.
Mauro Ortelli, Managing Director of 14forty, said: “So much hard work at all levels has gone into ensuring our food offer helps nudge our clients’ teams into healthier, more sustainable, eating habits. Happy, healthy teams have a positive impact on every business, and their choices can positively impact the planet too”.
“I’d like to offer my heartfelt thanks to everyone in our team, and to the judges for their recognition”.